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04 Civil Rights Exhibit

Name:_________________________________________________

Now that you are familiar with legislation and court decisions that have expanded civil rights, a local museum needs
your help to create a small exhibit for the museum. Your exhibit will highlight how legislation and court decisions have
impacted the exercise of civil rights in the United States, and why these changes are significant. The exhibit should
include expository writing, with the purpose of informing, describing, and explaining.

Steps
1. Select two from the following Supreme Court decisions that expanded civil rights:
Brown v. Board of Education
Gideon v. Wainwright
Miranda v. Arizona
Roe v. Wade
Mapp v. Ohio
2. Select two from the following legislative actions that expanded civil rights:
14th Amendment
15th Amendment
19th Amendment
24th Amendment
26th Amendment
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
3. Research each decision and policy and find a picture to represent each one. Take notes on the background and
outcome of each case or law. Be sure to cite the sources the information and images you use in your exhibit in
MLA Format.
4. Use a presentation to create a visual exhibit about your four events.
For each event, include:

an image to represent the case decision or legislation


a minimum of one well-written paragraph explaining the background of the event
the significance of the event to the expansion of civil rights
Instructions: Replace the information in parentheses with your own work according to the assessment instructions.
Once you have gathered all of you information, use it to create a slide presentation of your work.

Title of Court Case #1 (Use One of these: Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, Roe v. Wade, Mapp v. Ohio)

(Paste an image to represent the case decision here):

(Type one well-written paragraph explaining the background of the event here):
(Type the significance of the event to the expansion of civil rights here):

(Type the sources of the information and images you use in your exhibit in MLA Format here)

Sources:

Title of Court Case #2 (Use One of these: Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, Roe v. Wade, Mapp v. Ohio)

(Paste an image to represent the case decision here):

(Type one well-written paragraph explaining the background of the event here):

(Type the significance of the event to the expansion of civil rights here):

(Type the sources of the information and images you use in your exhibit in MLA Format here)

Sources:

Title of Legislative Action #1 (Use One of these: 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, 19th Amendment, 24th Amendment, 26th Amendment, Civil Rights
Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965)

(Paste an image to represent the legislation action here):

(Type one well-written paragraph explaining the background of the event here):

(Type the significance of the event to the expansion of civil rights here):

(Type the sources of the information and images you use in your exhibit in MLA Format here)

Sources:
Title of Legislative Action #2 (Use One of these: 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, 19th Amendment, 24th Amendment, 26th Amendment, Civil Rights
Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965)

(Paste an image to represent the legislation action here):

(Type one well-written paragraph explaining the background of the event here):

(Type the significance of the event to the expansion of civil rights here):

(Type the sources of the information and images you use in your exhibit in MLA Format here)

Sources: